The "I Love Lucy" Auction

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Blacksparrow is excited to present the “I Love Lucy” collection, featuring original costumes, props, manuscripts, photos, posters, costumes sketches and autographs from Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and memorabilia pertaining to one of the most beloved television series in Hollywood history, The “I Love Lucy” Show.

Six decades after The I Love Lucy Show debuted, Lucille Ball’s legacy lives on in not just syndication, but also in the influences she exerted in entertainment and popular culture. From saving Star Trek to crafting a model for future sitcoms, Lucy was a true renaissance woman.

In addition to being a gifted entertainer, Lucille Ball was also a marketing genius and formidable businesswoman. She brilliantly leverage the popularity of I Love Lucy and parlayed it into multiple lines of merchandising, including apparel, toys, dolls and novelty items.

This collection includes private correspondences with other celebrities such as Doris Day and Barbara Walters, legal contracts for Desilu Productions, screen-used props and costumes, limited edition porcelain dolls, vintage key book photos, costume sketches by Elois Jenssen, personal mementos, and much more. This is a wonderful opportunity for Lucy fans and Hollywood collectors alike to acquire a piece of important history.

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, originally acquried from renowned Lucy collector, Hollywood producer, and author of I Love Lucy Paper Dolls, Allan Glaser.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE ITEMS OFFERED WERE ALL COLLECTED FOR THEIR DISPLAYABILITY, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE IN WORKING CONDITION. Please call us at (818) 937-9399 or email us at blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com for condition reports or any general inquiry.
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Collection of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards & Poster from Critic's Choice11 - Collection of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards & Poster from Critic's Choice
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This collection includes fifteen (15) black and white 8" x 10" publicity photos, complete set of eight (8) lobby cards, 11" x 14"...
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Collection of Lucille Ball Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards, Pressbook & Poster from Yours, Mine & Ours12 - Collection of Lucille Ball Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards, Pressbook & Poster from Yours, Mine & Ours
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This collection includes ten (10) colored 8" x 10" publicity photos, three (3) colored 11" x 14" lobby cards, pressbook, origina...
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Collection of Lucille Ball Studio Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards & Pressbook from Mame13 - Collection of Lucille Ball Studio Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards & Pressbook from Mame
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This collection includes original press kit containing thirty-one (31) studio publicity photos of cast and production, seven (7) 11" x 14"...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Collection of Lucille Ball Film Publicity Photos & One-Sheet Posters14 - Collection of Lucille Ball Film Publicity Photos & One-Sheet Posters
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This collection includes eleven (11) black and white 8" x 10" glossy publicity photos & key-book stills for Her Husband's Affairs ...
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Collection of 10 Portraits & Photo Stills of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz from I Love Lucy15 - Collection of 10 Portraits & Photo Stills of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz from I Love Lucy
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Collection of ten (10) gelatin silver gloss (six matte double-weight) 8" x 10" photos of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with Buster Keaton an...
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Original Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Photograph by Ernest A. Bachrach16 - Original Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Photograph by Ernest A. Bachrach
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Black and white gelatin silver glossy 8" x 10" photograph of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz by Ernest A. Bachrach. Photographer's credit ...
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Sold to g***3 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Set of 2 Original Lucille Ball Photos By Ernest A. Bachrach17 - Set of 2 Original Lucille Ball Photos By Ernest A. Bachrach
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Pair of black and white 8" x 10" gelatin silver glossy portraits of Lucille Ball by Ernest A. Bachrach, with photographer's ink stamp ...
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Lucille Ball & Gene Kelly Color Camera Transparency from Ziegfeld Follies by Clarence Sinclair Bull18 - Lucille Ball & Gene Kelly Color Camera Transparency from Ziegfeld Follies by Clarence Sinclair Bull
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Clarence Sinclair Bull original color camera transparency featuring Lucille Ball and Gene Kelly from Ziegfeld Follies (MGM, 1945). Measures 8" ...
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Sold to w********3 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Lucille Ball Color Camera Transparency from Easy To Wed by Clarence Sinclair Bull19 - Lucille Ball Color Camera Transparency from Easy To Wed by Clarence Sinclair Bull
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Clarence Sinclair Bull original color camera transparency featuring Lucille Ball from Easy to Wed (MGM, 1946). Measures 8" x 10" EASTMAN-S...
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Set of 4 Oversize Gallery Photos of Lucille Ball20 - Set of 4 Oversize Gallery Photos of Lucille Ball
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Set of four (4) black and white 11" x 14" matte photos of Lucille Ball in various roles. One of the photos is a still of Lucille Ball as C...
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